I love all the old buildings in Stellenbosch but the town is probably better known for its wine. For a change from all the history posts I want to tell you more about a visit to Fairview Wine Farm in December 2011.
We were spending the weekend at my sister in Brackenfell. Sunday was a warm summer day and we decided to drive to Fairview for the morning.
The history of this farm dated back to 1693 when the land was granted to Steven Verwey. Originally it was known as Bloemkoolfontein or “Cauliflower Fountain” and the name was changed about 100 year ago. The farm was part of 8 insolvent estates before the Back family bought it in 1937 and the fate of the farm changed.